Woke Up Dead

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Woke Up Dead
Created byJohn Fasano
Directed byTim O’Donnell
StarringJon Heder
Krysten Ritter
Josh Gad
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes22
Producer(s)Brent V. Friedman
Stan Rogow
Jeff Sagansky
Running time3 to 7 minutes
Original networkcrackle.com
Original releaseOctober 5 –
October 30, 2009
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Woke Up Dead is an American horror/comedy web series starring Jon Heder (best known for Napoleon Dynamite) as a young man who awakes in a full bathtub after 'drowning' and has no heartbeat, prompting his friends to believe him to be a zombie. The show premiered on Sony Pictures Entertainment owned Crackle on October 5, 2009.


Drex Greene (Jon Heder) accepts a pill from a stranger and proceeds to wake up in a bathtub after being under water for over fifteen minutes. His roommate, Matt (Josh Gad), films the happenings from there, which involve morgues, a cute med student named Cassie (Krysten Ritter), detective work, and an unknown stalker.[1]



Woke Up Dead is a production of Electric Farm Entertainment, a company that produced Afterworld, which currently[when?] runs on Crackle, along with Gemini Division and Valemont. The show is executive produced by Brent V. Friedman, Stan Rogow, and Jeff Sagansky. Heder's co-stars are Krysten Ritter, Josh Gad, and Wayne Knight. New episodes streamed weekdays through the end of October 2009.[2][3] The first episode was included on the Zombieland DVD and the entire first season is currently airing in Australia on the Sci Fi Channel. A season one DVD was produced, not as episodes but as a continuous film of approximately 90 minutes.


No. Title Release date
1"Up and At 'Em"October 5, 2009 (2009-10-05)
Drex catches his sort of girlfriend making out with a tattooed drug dealer at a party. Later, his roommate Matt finds Drex drowned, but alive in a bathtub. After getting hit by a bus and put into the morgue, Drex meets med student Cassie.
2"The Waking Dead"October 5, 2009 (2009-10-05)
Drex explains the events of the previous evening to Cassie, and Matt makes plans to turn Drex's zombie life into an online phenomenon with his video camera.
3"Dead TV"October 5, 2009 (2009-10-05)
Cassie offers Hypostatsis-Hematosis as an explanation for Drex's condition, and the search begins for Mystery Pill Guy (the tattooed drug dealer from the party).
4"The Working Dead"October 5, 2009 (2009-10-05)
Drex starts a new job and meets his weird cubicle neighbor Andy (Wayne Knight). He also receives an inter-office IM that asks him if he "woke up dead".
5"Work It All Out"October 6, 2009 (2009-10-06)
Drex arrives back home to Matt and Cassie, only to be fed calf brains by Matt as an experiment. Outside, we find that there's a van watching Drex's every move.
6"The Searching Dead"October 7, 2009 (2009-10-07)
Drex, Cassie, and Matt go to the party house to search for the now infamous pill, which Cassie suspects may be a central nervous system depressant.
7"Lost and Found"October 8, 2009 (2009-10-08)
After running some tests, Cassie confirms that Drex's system is decaying, but not affecting him negatively. Back at work, the mysterious IMer starts messaging Drex again.
8"Dead Man Typing"October 9, 2009 (2009-10-09)
Drex finds that being a zombie gives him super skills. At work, however, Drex's newfound powers challenge the reign of Andy, who pulls strings to have Drex subjected to drug test.
9"Someone Wicked this Way Comes"October 12, 2009 (2009-10-12)
She could've been the one. Drex wimps out about meeting Debbie and so Cassie (Krysten Ritter) is sent to do the dirty work. While Matt (Josh Gad) cheers up Drex Cassie finds a clue about the mystery pill man. However, to use the new info Drex has to risk his new job.
10"Pill of the Dead"October 13, 2009 (2009-10-13)
The mystery pill man is revealed. Drex takes Matt and Cassie to see the man who gave him the little blue pill. One answer in this undead puzzle only leads to another, though.
11"Feeling Groovy"October 14, 2009 (2009-10-14)
Drex finds himself back in the hospital after taking a trip three stories straight down. He and Cassie discuss his relationship with Matt.
12"IM of the Dead"October 15, 2009 (2009-10-15)
Drex wants to liven up his workspace with a picture of Cassie, but Andy freaks out. Possibly, he's the one who made that company policy. After the argument, Drex gets another IM from his Instant Message stalker.
13"Hide and Seek"October 16, 2009 (2009-10-16)
Drex is on the hunt. When the mystery IM'er chats again Drex tracks them down goes to meet them, but it might be a trap.
14"Date Night"October 19, 2009 (2009-10-19)
Drex is out to find Pitsburgh666, the mystery IMer. Cassie and Matt are not going to let Drex walk into a trap alone. When the trio shows up at the spot they find something that both frightens and turns Matt on.
15"Warehouse of the Living Dead"October 20, 2009 (2009-10-20)
Drex gets distracted from his hunt for Pitsburgh666 when he meets an attractive fellow 'Zombie'.
16"Single Dead Female"October 21, 2009 (2009-10-21)
Drex uses his new powers to track down W.U.D. girl, though she is proving hard to track. To find her Drex has to lie about his whereabouts to Cassie and Matt.
17"My Gun is Dead"October 22, 2009 (2009-10-22)
Drex is trapped by sexy WUD girl. This girl doesn't want to hurt Drex though instead she's got an offer for Drex that he shouldn't refuse. Meanwhile, Cassie and Matt are going crazy trying to find Drex.
18"Back to School"October 23, 2009 (2009-10-23)
Drex returns to Aurora, the WUD girl, to get answers. Meanwhile Matt and Cassie are left out of the loop.
19"Kiss of the Dead"October 26, 2009 (2009-10-26)
Drex spends more time with Aurora and finds that he has more powers than he knew about.
20"The Not Bank Job"October 27, 2009 (2009-10-27)
Drex is becoming closer to Aurora and farther from Cassie, but she can keep an eye on him with Matt's variety of cameras.
21"Night of the Dead Shark"October 28, 2009 (2009-10-28)
After breaking into his office, Drex and Aurora have to find a way out after tripping the alarm.
22"Mother's Day"October 29, 2009 (2009-10-29)
After getting hit by a bus, Drex receives a visit from his mother, who has Drex's death certificate and an interesting secret.

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  1. ^ Press Release Robot (5 October 2009). "Napoleon Dynamite Set to Star in New Zomedy: Woke Up Dead" (Press Release). Horror Year Book. Archived from the original on 8 October 2009. Retrieved 4 October 2013. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ Hustvedt, Marc (5 October 2009). "Woke Up Dead, Jon Heder and Kodak Undead on Crackle" (News). Tubefilter. Retrieved 4 October 2013. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ Kaufman, Amy (6 October 2009). "'Woke Up Dead' looks for life on Crackle website". Los Angeles Times (News). Retrieved 4 October 2013.

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